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1Tang, R.T. ; Mehra, B. ; BorgmaDun, J.T. ; Zhao, Y.(C).: Framing a discussion on paradigm shift(s) in the field of information.
In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 72(2021) no.2, S.253-258.
Abstract: In this opinion paper, we frame a discussion on paradigm shift(s) in the field of information. We believe that in this astonishing historical moment of new directions and new opportunities both the existing paradigms and conceptual models in the field of information can benefit from re-examination to stay current with the times. We propose a framework articulating key narratives associated with the why, what, how, and who dimensions to discuss paradigm shift(s). The purpose of this opinion paper is to initiate dialogues on ground-breaking ideas and innovative solutions as well as support research that addresses contemporary challenges in the field of information.
Inhalt: Vgl.: https://asistdl.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.24404.
2Heidorn, P.B. ; Mehra, B. ; Lokhaiser, M.F.: Complementary user-centered methodologies for information seeking and use : system's design in the biological information browsing environment (BIBE).
In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and technology. 53(2002) no.14, S.1251-1258.
Abstract: Complementary, socially grounded, user-centered methodologies are being used to design new information systems to support biodiversity informatics. Each of the methods - interviews, focus groups, field observations, immersion, and lab testing - has its own strengths and weaknesses. Methods vary in their ability to reveal the automatic processes of experts (that need to be learned by novices), data richness, and their ability to help Interpret complex information needs and processes. When applied in concert, the methods provide a much clearer picture of the use of information while performing a real life information-mediated task. This picture will be used to help inform the design of a new information system, Biological Information Browsing Environment (BIBE). The groups being studied are high school students, teachers, and volunteer adult groups performing biodiversity surveys. In this task the people must identify and record information about many species of flora and fauna. Most of the information tools they use for training and during the survey are designed to facilitate the difficult species identification task.
3Mehra, B. ; Bishop, A.P. ; Bazzell, I. ; Smith, C.: Scenarios in the Afya project as a participatory action research (PAR) tool for studying information seeking and use across the 'digital divide'.
In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and technology. 53(2002) no.14, S.1259-1266.
Abstract: This article explores the role of scenarios (or use-oriented design representations) in the Afya project as a participatory action research (PAR) tool for studying information seeking and use across the "digital divide." With the aim of improving access to health information and services for Black women, the Afya project has involved forging community-level partnerships with SisterNet, a local grassroots group of Black women devoted to improving their physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health. In the context of community health care, scenarios in the Afya project as a socially grounded planning and design methodology have taken the form of personal narratives of Black women that capture their social experiences and typical problematic health situations. Scenarios of Black women point towards the need to foster social justice by nurturing equitable and participative social activities around technological development and use associated with health information services. Scenarios also suggest specific action-oriented strategies for empowering Black women to build social and digital technologies that we hope will make the provision of health care in our community more just.